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Get Lean…Add Protein!

May 15, 2013
Get Lean, Add Protein

Lean proteins will do wonders for you  in so many ways. First, adding these lean proteins to your diet tricks your brain (the appestat), making you feel less hungry.  Because it takes your body longer to digest protein than it does to digest fat or refined carbohydrates, protein causes a gradual rise in your blood sugar, which in turn causes a lower rise in insulin levels and then satisfies your hunger. I believe a key to controlling cravings or temptations is not letting yourself feel desperate or hungry. This is why I always make sure I have a protein source every time I eat. Set yourself up for success!


Here are some my good choices!

  • Fish We eat lots of fish!! All Kinds!!!
  • Skinless Poultry
  • Venison
  • Low Fat Greek Yogurt
  • Low fat cheeses
  • Egg Whites!! Lots of them!!
  • Vegetable Proteins!! Yes veggies have protein,some more than others!!!
  • Nuts
  • Beans
  • Vegan Protein Shakes

Get Lean, Add Protein

When you are on a lower calorie budget, you will need more protein for energy and muscle recovery. The omega 3 in the fish is great for cell maintenance!! Make sure you are having a small amount of protein every time you eat to give you body what it needs and keep your metabolism going. Make your body work for you.  Eating protein every 2-3 hours will keep you satisfied and keep you from being hungry……in turn you are stronger when temptation hits!!  And you know those temptations are everywhere so PLEASE be ready and set yourself to win!! You can do it!! If you are looking for some snack ideas be sure to check out my previous post on my top ten snacks to keep me going all of them have have a healthy protein source!

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  • Kate Lane July 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Lisa!

    First I want to say that you rock and are such an inspiration for anyone struggling to make a change in their life. Thank you! Secondly, I wanted to say great post! I love the shout out to protein as a means of losing weight, particularly with venison.

    I wanted to introduce myself and my company to you. Michigan Venison Company is a family business started in 2009. Based in Traverse City, Michigan, we provide free range, Michigan Whitetail Venison to customers all over the States, from in-home gourmands to those with health-concious diets to hunters who had bad luck but still want their wild game fix.

    We will soon be launching our new non-meat product lines, such as spice blends, cookbooks, and apparel. We hope these will further inspire people to experiment and feed their loved ones with this delicious and nutritious protein.

    Please let me know if you’d ever be interested in blogging about venison or our company. I would be happy to send samples to get you started.

    Kate Lane

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